Sunday, January 31, 2016
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Don’t Be Surprised if Rebecca Hall Seems to Suddenly Turn into an American
BY KRISTA SMITH
AUGUST 6, 2015 2:38 PM
The Gift review – a sly thriller of social transgressions
In an impressive and unnerving directing debut, Joel Edgerton applies the same quiet assurance and attention to detail he’s displayed in his acting projects
Thursday 6 August 2015 21.00 BST
he actor Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut is a tremendously sly, insinuating thriller that pushes the social transgressions of cult favourites The Cable Guy and Chuck & Buck into subtler, more shaded territory. Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall play Simon and Robyn, an upwardly mobile LA couple settling into their new modernist home in the Hills when the dishevelled Gordo (Edgerton), a long-forgotten classmate of Simon’s, shows up – and keeps showing up, leaving increasingly extravagant housewarming presents, from window cleaner to koi carp, on their doorstep.
Rebecca Hall at Sundance: Hollywood is scared of 'ugly' female characters
The actor on starring in an acclaimed Sundance drama about Christine Chubbuck – the news anchor who achieved notoriety in the 70s for killing herself on live TV – and why she’s rarely offered parts this complex
Nigel M Smith in Park City, Utah
Friday 29 January 2016 12.02 GMT
Hi, Rebecca! How are you?
Full of a head cold, but otherwise fine.
I think so. I think it’s just travelling and generally being over-adrenalised and happily pulled in too many directions. But yes, cold!
Friday, January 29, 2016
SPANISH ROYAL SCANDAL
What I see when I look at the infanta sitting on the dock is the face of a woman who does not understand what has happened to her. It is as though she still harbored the hope that someone will approach her seat and tell her that it’s all been a terrible mistake.
What her skin reveals is the loss of the sheen that used to light up her face back in the good old days, when she basked in the oft-repeated definition of Cristina de Borbón as a woman who juggled going to work every day and picking up her kids after school – a woman who performed her role as an infanta discreetly and naturally.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Kate Atkinson wins Costa novel prize for A God in Ruins
Described as ‘utterly magnificent’ by the judges, Atkinson’s award makes her the first author to receive the Costa novel prize three times: for a God in Ruins in 2016, Life After Life in 2013 and Behind the Scenes at the Museum in 1995Alison Flood
Monday 4 January 2016 19.30 GMT
The pressure might have been too much for some writers but not Kate Atkinson: just two years after winning the Costa novel award for Life After Life, a major bestseller hailed as “astonishing” by judges at the time, the novelist has landed the prize again for her follow-up, A God in Ruins.
Described as a “utterly magnificent and in a class of its own. A genius book” by the judges, A God in Ruins tells the story of the second world war bomber pilot Teddy Todd, brother of Ursula, the many versions of whose life and death were recounted by Atkinson in Life After Life.